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Carolina Leung
São Paulo
Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek 1600 Conjunto 112, Itaim Bibi
São Paulo-SP, 04543-000
+55 11 4200 3280

Carolina Leung has extensive experience representing clients in all stages of an investigation by U.S. government and regulatory agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Foreign Assets Control, on matters ranging from alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to money laundering and fraud. Ms. Leung also has experience handling internal investigations for companies allegedly violating U.S. law and ensuring proper compliance, procedures and controls.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Leung practiced at Jones Day, where she represented high net executives in complex multijurisdictional investigations of bribery, including those involved in Operation Car Wash. She also represented several companies in internal investigations related to money laundering, fraud and employee misconduct.


  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Brazil
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Northwestern University School of Law, LLM
  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, BL


  • Portuguese


  • Honorable Mention Award for LL.B.’s thesis, “Premerger Notification Review in Antitrust Matters”

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Public Service Stars’ Recognition from Northwestern University School of Law (2016)

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Brazil” (Lexology, June 2020 issue)
  • Organizer, “Insights and Trends in Investigations: A Panel Discussion Among Leading Female Lawyers” (Jones Day, São Paulo, August 2019)
  • Author, “Tax Regularizations in Latin America: What’s a Financial Institution to Do?” (Jones Day, February 2017)
  • Author, “The Role of Regulatory Agencies, the Secretariat of Economic Analysis and the Administrative Council of Economic Defense” (BM&A, March 2012)

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